Do you love big bluegill?
I have been in SC for 2 years now and this year I have been able to fish as much as I like to...well almost. Brim have been the most consistant catch for me. I think I have found a great lil honey hole too.
Warmouth are fish I catch often now. I dont specificaly target them but I try to raise the odds. Here is what I have learned about this lil work horse.
They love structure, they will move into rootballs and anything snaggy. The thicker the structure the better. I fish a creek here in Sumter SC that is full of blowdowns, logs, and undercut banks with exposed roots and stumps. I do best fishing snags that are in or close to deep water...by deep I mean deeper than the average. The creek runs between 2 and 3 ft deep but there are pockets under and behind the logs and blowdowns that get doen to 9 ft.
I drop crickets and worms as close to if not into the cover. I count on losing a lot of tackel. I do use a slip float and start shallow. I will allow the bait to drift along the target area a couple times than go deeper. doing this lets me cover the area really well.
I also catch um on the rip-rap under the bridge where I put in.
I get a few of them on black/yellow/red bettle spins but have not tried any other baits yet.
They act a lot like a grouper, they like to find a hole and hide in it to ambush prey.